Gunther Werks builds a 993-technology Porsche 911 Speedster

Gunther Werks Porsche 911 Speedster

California-primarily based Gunther Werks has picked out the 993-technology Porsche 911 as its canvas for customization. Its most up-to-date remix of the previous air-cooled 911 is a retro-wanting 993 Speedster.

Gunther Werks followed the Porsche template for a speedster by chopping off the roof and including fairings at the rear of the rear seats, alongside with a reduce-down windshield (which can be deleted at the buyer’s request). Additional bracing beneath the bodywork assists make up for the structural rigidity misplaced when removing the roof, and a roll cage and roll hoops had been mounted to secure the occupants. A cloth roof stows beneath the rear fairing.

Other modifications include things like flared fenders, a rear ducktail spoiler, a redesigned front bumper (in carbon fiber), aluminum mirrors and doorway handles, and 3D-printed Inconel exhaust guidelines. The motor vehicle rides on middle-lock Fuchs-model alloy wheels.

Like Gunther Werks’ 993 coupe, the Speedster is run by a 4.-liter flat-6 provided by Rothsport Racing. The firm has not released requirements, but that engine will make 435 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque in the Gunther Werks coupe.

Gunther Werks Porsche 911 Speedster

The interior attributes a gauge cluster produced from a single piece of aluminum, housed in a carbon-fiber dashboard. The seats are carbon fiber as nicely, and Gunther Werks also repositioned the pedals for improved ergonomics.

Gunther Werks only ideas to make 25 Speedsters, with generation scheduled to start off in 2022. The enterprise has not mentioned pricing, but the Speedster could command a top quality more than the coupe, which was priced around $525,000.

Still, this is possibly the best prospect to have a 993 Speedster. Porsche only created two official 993 Speedsters—one for Jerry Seinfeld, and one for Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, son of enterprise founder Ferry Porsche. The automaker has perennially revived the Speedster as a exclusive edition for different 911 generations, most just lately with the 991 technology.